Karnataka makes 14-day home quarantine mandatory for people coming from abroad

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In light of the rise in COVID-19 cases in various countries, the Karnataka government has intensified its earlier restrictions and made 14-day home quarantine mandatory for all international returnees. 

Travellers will not be allowed to board without a negative RT-PCR certificate at the point of origin, and they will be tested again on arrival at Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport.

While those from the UK, Brazil and South Africa who are transiting via Bengaluru cannot leave the airport until their RT-PCR test is negative, travellers from all other countries can give their samples for the rest and exit the airport. All international travelers should give their correct residential address so their results can be conveyed to them. The Health Department issued two separate circulars regarding this on Saturday. 

According to the circulars, all costs of the tests should be borne by the travellers and those who test positive for the COVID-19 virus need to comply with the government protocol.

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